The next Samsung Galaxy smartphone may pack a whopping 512GB of internal storage because Samsung has become the first company to mass produce that size of Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) meant for mobile devices.
Previously, mobile devices capped off at 256GB of internal storage because a higher volume of flash storage wasn’t available. Samsung has changed that by beginning mass production of 512GB storage chips that may be included in the Galaxy S9.
Aside from the high amount of storage, the new chips will also offer faster read and write speeds. Read speeds will reach 860MB per second and write speeds will reach 255MB per second. That isn’t the biggest improvement over the available 256GB chips, but it is an upgrade. The 512GB chips will also feature read speeds of 42,000 input/output operations per second and write up speeds of 40,000 input/output operations per second.
Samsung didn’t reveal when the chip would make its way into consumer products, like its next smartphone, the Galaxy S9, but it’s clear the days of worrying about having enough storage is quickly becoming a thing of the past.